For Fall 2021, Montreat College’s degree-seeking enrollment for traditional undergraduate students is once again the highest in the school’s 106-year history. Overall degree-seeking enrollment on Montreat’s traditional campus this fall is 662, up from the previous record of 644 achieved a year ago. Enrollment has grown 72% since 2014.
“The number of new students drawn to our traditional campus has increased for the seventh consecutive year,” remarks Montreat College President Paul J. Maurer. “These numbers demonstrate that our mission is resonating. At Montreat College, we educate students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career. We are committed to our historic pillars as a faith-based, liberal arts institution, but have pivoted to grow in STEM fields, particularly science and technology. Some of our quickest expanding programs include cybersecurity, health science, and our honors program. We teach with academic rigor and immerse our students in the ethics and character required to excel in their profession and life. We are pleased that we now have the opportunity to do so on an increasingly larger scale.”
The college’s incoming students for Fall 2021 included 213 first-time freshmen and 52 new transfer students, bringing overall new student enrollment to 265 traditional undergraduate students. These students represent 25 states and 23 countries. Of these new students, 98% percent received scholarships, and 32% are first-generation college students.
In addition, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies currently enrolls 311 degree-seeking students in Asheville, Charlotte, and online, 153 undergraduate students, and 158 graduate students. Overall, 979 students are currently attending Montreat College.
“This continuous growth, coupled with our thriving and enhanced academic programs, moves the college closer to our vision of being a leader in Christ-centered higher education regionally, nationally, and globally,” says President Maurer.